Global patent index - EP 1003442 A2

EP 1003442 A2 2000-05-31 - PROTHESE DE MEMBRE INFERIEUR

Title (en)

PROTHESE DE MEMBRE INFERIEUR

Title (de)

BEINPROTHESE

Title (fr)

PROTHESE D'UN MEMBRE INFERIEUR

Publication

EP 1003442 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98938813 A

Priority

  • GB 9802438 W
  • GB 9717380 A
  • GB 9813904 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2328160A] A lower limb prosthesis comprises a knee flexion control device (18) arranged to resist flexion at the knee joint both hydraulically and pneumatically by means of a dual piston and cylinder assembly (18A, 18B, 18C, 18D, 18E). The resistance to flexion is arranged by electronic control means (which are programmable) via needle valve (18H) and rotary valve (180) and stepper motors (20, 22) to be predominantly hydraulic (18H) during the stance phase and predominatly pneumatic (180) during the swing phase of the walking cycle. The electronic control means are furthermore responsive to sensing means (26A, 26B, and 28) so as to automatically adjust flexion resistance according to the activity mode of the amputee. A further invention comprises an hydraulic knee flexion control device.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/68 (2006.01); A61F 2/74 (2006.01); A61F 2/60 (2006.01); A61F 2/64 (2006.01); A61F 2/70 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/68 (2013.01); A61F 2/64 (2013.01); A61F 2002/607 (2013.01); A61F 2002/704 (2013.01); A61F 2002/705 (2013.01); A61F 2002/745 (2013.01); A61F 2002/747 (2013.01); A61F 2002/748 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9908621A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE FR SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2328160 A 19990217; GB 2328160 B 20020703; GB 9817689 D0 19981007; AT 240693 T 20030615; AU 8741298 A 19990308; CA 2300103 A1 19990225; DE 69814871 D1 20030626; DE 69814871 T2 20040219; EP 1003442 A2 20000531; EP 1003442 B1 20030521; GB 9813904 D0 19980826; JP 2001514925 A 20010918; US 6517585 B1 20030211; WO 9908621 A2 19990225; WO 9908621 A3 19990514

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